Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson College of Rehabilitation Sciences
Department of Occupational Therapy

Student Occupational Therapy Associations

Center City Campus

The goals of the Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) are to promote:

  • The development of leadership and cooperation among student occupational therapists
  • The profession of occupational therapy through public relations, education and social events

Meetings are held monthly and events are held periodically, approximately one event per semester. Students involved pay annual dues of $10.00.

To learn more, contact Mary Muhlenhaupt, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA

East Falls Campus

The Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) is a subdivision of the Association of Student Delegates, a component of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). OT students work under the direction of a faculty advisor to engage in volunteerism and advocacy projects for the program, community, and the profession as follows:

  • Supporting and facilitating student success
  • Increasing the awareness of and appreciation for the profession in the community
  • Providing a university forum for the exchange of ideas related to occupational therapy
  • Raising funds for participation in national and state-level professional association activities, such as conferences
  • Supporting national issues by sending a student delegate to the annual AOTA conference

Undergraduate BS/MS students may join the undergraduate student OT club. As members, they participate in volunteer experiences, become connected to the OT profession, and benefit from a range of leadership opportunities. Most recently, students volunteered for the following projects: Special Olympics, Philly Spin-In at CHOP, and Autism Speaks Walk.

To learn more, contact Monique Chabot, OTD, OTR/L